Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi – List & Map

Once a sleepy rural farming community, Tunica, Mississippi has become one of the country’s leading gambling destinations.

In fact, the Mississippi Gaming Commission says that Tunica casinos see about a half a million customers.

Each month.

The Gold Strike is the biggest casino in Tunica, MS.
The Gold Strike is the biggest casino in Tunica, MS.

While competition from Arkansas casinos has hurt the region, there still are a total of six casinos in the Tunica area, and they combine to bring in just under $600 million dollars of gaming revenue each year.

All of these casinos are located near the Mississippi River in an area called “Tunica Resorts” that is actually ten miles outside the town of Tunica.

Unlike many Native American casinos, and racinos, these Tunica casinos offer real, Las Vegas-style gaming, with traditional slots, real blackjack (not electronic blackjack), real dice craps, sports books and more.

Many of these also offer luxurious accommodations, entertainment venues, dining options, and other amenities you’d expect to see in the Las Vegas and Atlantic City’s of the world.

There are six casinos in Tunica, Mississippi in three different areas:

North (or the Casino Center area)

Middle

South (or the Casino Strip area)

There are three casinos in the north, and two in the south. In both areas, the casinos are bunched close enough together to allow you to walk from casino to casino to check out other resorts. The middle area has just one stand-alone casino.

(Here’s a map showing you the locations for Tunica’s six different casinos)

Casino gambling on the Mississippi River became legal in the state in 1990. The first casino opened in 1992 and was called “Splash.” Located around 12 miles south of the current casinos, this barge on the Mississippi River closed in the 1990s.

At its peak, in the mid-2000’s, there were 9 casinos in Tunica with a combined annual gaming revenue of $1.2 billion. When the state of Arkansas allowed slot machines at Southland, just west of Memphis in 2005, that changed the game, as Memphis is Tunica’s biggest customer base.

The implementation of expanded casino gambling in Arkansas in 2019 hurt the area even more.

But while Tunica gaming revenue is roughly half of its peak, the six Tunica casinos still combine to have 229 table games, over 7,000 slot machines, and 3,674 hotel rooms.

Casinos in Tunica

Here’s a brief look at Tunica’s six casinos, in order of casino size (based on casino square footage)

Gold Strike Casino Resort

(yellow star on map)

The biggest resort in Tunica, (by a wide margin), the Gold Strike is visible from all over with its signature golden 31 story hotel tower.

All total, the resort, which is owned by MGM Resorts, has close to 1.4 million square feet of space.

Its 1,179 gaming machines, are the most in Tunica, and they have 59 table games as well as all of the usual favorites (craps, blackjack, roulette), as well as crapless craps, Caribbean Stud, Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud and more. You can also bet on sports at the resort’s Moneyline Book, Bar & Grill.

With 1,133 hotel rooms, the Gold Strike is twice as big as the next largest hotel in the region.

There are also four restaurants onsite, a spa, an 800 seat concert venue, and 30,000 square feet of meeting/convention space.

Address, Phone & Website

1010 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664

(662) 357-1111

Website: Gold Strike Casino Resort

Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino

(black star)

The Horseshoe Casino has more table games than any other casino in Tunica
The Horseshoe Casino has more table games than any other casino in Tunica

This is the biggest casino in Tunica in terms of actual gaming square footage. Among the casino’s 63,000 square feet, you’ll find 1,041 slots and video poker machines. Their high limit slots room has a machine with a $500 pull!

This Caesars Entertainment owned property is also Tunica’s king of table games, as it spreads more table games than any other casino in the area.

Among the 70 different table games are craps of course, but here they allow you to bet 100x odds.

The Horseshoe is one of only two Tunica resorts to offer poker games, and it’s 24 table poker room is by far the biggest in the region. Place your football, baseball or basketball bets at the casino’s sportsbook, called, “The Book.”

The resort’s five restaurants include the Village Buffet, and Jack Binion’s Steakhouse. Attached is a 14 story hotel tower with 505 rooms and spa.

Horseshoe’s Bluesville Showcase is a 1,500 seat entertainment venue that brings in name musical and comedy acts to the region.

Address, Phone & Website

1021 Casino Center Drive
Robinsonville, MS. 38664

(800) 303-7463

Website: Horseshoe Tunica

Hollywood Casino & Hotel Tunica

(brown star)

The movie-themed resort has 1,014 slots/video poker machines, and 17 table games, not including its 6 table poker room. It has a modest sports book.

The casino’s three restaurants follow typical casino standards: a buffet, a steakhouse, and a casual coffee shop/grill.

In addition to the 494 hotel rooms, there is a 123 space RV park, with utility hook-ups.

Address, Phone & Website

1150 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard
Robinsonville, MS. 38664

(800) 871-0711

Website:Hollywood Casino Tunica

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica

(light green star)

Inside the 1st Jackpot Casino in north Tunica
Inside the 1st Jackpot Casino in north Tunica

The 1st Jackpot Casino is the only Tunica casino without a hotel. The casino used to have a hotel, but it was demolished in 2017, along with the casino’s former name, “Bally’s.”

The newly-branded 1st Jackpot has 899 slot machines and video poker machines, 16 table games, a small sportsbook, and three restaurants.

Address & Phone

1450 Jackpot Boulevard
Robinsonville, MS. 38664

(866) 422-5597

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall Tunica

(orange star)

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica

This Boyd Gaming property in the southern casino cluster boasts 808 gaming machines and 17 table games. Like the other Tunica casinos, Sam’s Town now has sports betting.

Its 700 hotel rooms make Sam’s Town the second biggest hotel in Tunica. There are also three restaurants, not including a craft beer bar that serves appetizers.

The resort’s River Palace entertainment venue has seating for 1,600, while the hotel’s 50 space RV park has full utility hook-ups available.

Address & Phone

1477 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

(800) 456-0711

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Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel

(red star)

The only “middle” Tunica casino, the Fitz is located in-between the two clusters of casinos, and is therefore the only resort that doesn’t allow you to casino hop.

However if you visit, you’ll find 699 slots/video poker machines, and 20 table games including some single-deck blackjack and craps with 20x odds. The “Sports Book at the Fitz” offers wagering on most sports and boasts 28 TV screens.

There are also three restaurants (including the Riverview Buffet), and a 506 room hotel.

Phone & Address


711 Lucky Lane
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

(800) 766-5825

Closed Tunica Casinos

Increasing regional casino competition has put a little dent in Tunica’s formerly gambling monopoly. As such, the market has contracted a bit. Here are some of the casinos that have recently closed.

*** Resorts Casino Tunica

Closed down in June 2019, this modest size casino in the southern cluster of casinos had 794 gaming machines and just four table games. Craps was not among them, although they did have the electronic version of craps.

There was an attached 200 room hotel and three restaurants onsite.

The privately owned River Bend Links Golf Course is located right behind the resort.

*** Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel

This was Tunica’s smallest casino, both in terms of square footage and gaming machines. It closed in January 2019.

The western-themed casino featured 689 slots/video poker machines, and 17 table games. There were some low limits here, with $3 blackjack offered up to closing.

As with the Horseshoe, Tunica Roadhouse was part of Caesars Entertainment. There was not a restaurant here.

*** Harrah’s Casino Tunica, (formerly called the Grand Casino Tunica), was a massive casino resort, but closed in 2014.

Other Tuinca Casino Tidbits

* Penn National Gaming owns two of Tunica’s six casinos: Hollywood & 1st Jackpot Casino

* There’s another casino in the northern Mississippi area, but it’s not included here as it’s roughly 40 miles south of the Tunica Resorts area. Called the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula, it’s roughly a 45 minute drive from the Tunica resorts.

(By Steve Beauregard. Photos courtesy of the Gold Strike Hotel & Casino, Caesars Entertainment, and the Tunica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)